If people were rain, I was drizzle and she was a hurricane.
Miles Halter's whole life has been one big non-event, until he meets Alaska Young.
Gorgeous, clever and undoubtedly screwed-up, Alaska draws Miles into her reckless world and irrevocably steals his heart. For Miles, nothing can ever be the same again.
LOOKING FOR ALASKA brilliantly captures the exquisite painful joy of living and loving. Poignant, funny, heartbreaking and compelling, this novel will stay with you forever.
This is the first novel I really identified with as a youth, Green has this incredible ability to capture what it feels like to be a teenager stuck in an adults world. Miles Halter is our reserved young protagonist, he lives his life in anticipation of something more exciting. Starting his first year at boarding school, Miles' place in the world is quickly flipped on its head, particularly in meeting Alaska Young. Alaska is everything Miles isn't, but wants to be, and he falls all too fast for a girl he barely knows. This book changed the way I read, and gave me profound insights as a 14 year old, into the kind of person I want to be. 'Looking For Alaska' has awards on top of awards, and deservedly so. I have to recommend that every kid read this book as a part of their teenage exploration, as I owe it a small part of my self. - Joshua (QBD)
Looking for Alaska
A quirky little coming-of-age story, perfect for any fans of John Green's other books. Miles is a quiet sort of boy with no friends. He goes to college and immediately falls in with a rather ecletic group of people who lead him into all sorts of adventures and scrapes. This is the story of finding who you are, of love and loss and heartbreak. Ages 13+. Reviewed by 01jl.
Looking for Alaska
Fans of John Greens' Fault In Our Stars, go no further. This is another touching story by John Green. Reviewed by Fatima Kassira.